WHAT WE OFFER
BOUNTIFUL FAMILY MEALS
3 Delicious, locally-sourced vegetarian meals per day.
(Most dietary needs can be met.)
COZY, SIMPLE ACCOMODATIONS
We have and are continuing to build a bad-ass camp ground for work-traders to live in and hang out by the fire pit :) At the campground there are roofs over the tents, showers, laundry facilities, the nicest composting toilet you have ever seen and a living room to hang out in.
* Access to private waterfall and hiking trails
* Laundry facility & eco-detergent included
* Mother nature's love and beauty
* Personal toiletries (soaps, etc.) NOT included
ACQUIRE NEW SKILLS
Learn organic gardening, natural building while practicing your Spanish with us and alongside our local gardener, Allen and his team.
They are here about twice per week.
Learn new cooking skills in our kitchen and be a part of a dynamic team.
EXPERIENCE COMMUNAL LIVING
We want your stay here to be extraordinary, impactful, life-changing. We provide classes in Radical Honesty as a means of creatively dealing with conflict, getting over our hangups, and living together more harmoniously.
In addition to what you will learn during your time at Cascada Elysiana, we invite all of you to share your skills and passions with the rest of us in a community class. Lead us in yoga, meditation, dancing, capoeira, herbal medicine, basket-weaving...
whatever your skill, share it with the rest of us!
HOW A WORK-TRADE WORKS
This is not a Job.
Trained, experienced, hard-working locals earn $2.50/hour.
As an inexperienced traveler,
we would not (and by law could not) hire you for your help.
This is also not strictly Volunteering.
We are not a charity or a foundation
nor a cause for social justice.
We are a start-up of a couple of friends and dreamers
with big ideas, small budgets and a DIY attitude.
This is an Experience.
A work-trade is an inexpensive way for you to travel,
to live in community,
to learn first-hand about sustainable living,
to focus on personal growth,
to share skills with other travelers,
and to contribute to a project whose values you share.
We think we're building something pretty badass
and we want you to come get your hands dirty
and be a part of it with us!
Lodging & All Meals included
Your financial contribution helps us pay for your:
housing, utilities, WiFi, fuel, food,
bedding, supplies, etc.
2 days off per week for traveling the area
We try to match your skills and interests to relevant projects and will guide and teach you as needed.
Help preparing communal meals
as well as regular cleaning duties counts toward your weekly hours,
even when we don't have guests.
Carve and maintain trails
Natural building projects (wood & bamboo)
Organic gardening, greenhouse and landscape, etc.
As need when we have guests
As needed depending on skills
While bodywork and yoga sessions do not count toward your Work-Trade hours,
qualified teachers will have the opportunity
to provide your services to the guests by donation
We also encourage you to share your knowledge and skills with the whole community in a community class.
NOTE: Our Work-Trade program is still under development, so details will be changing as we’re all creating and discovering the systems and patterns that work best.